An approach to the different uses of stone as a building material throughout history.
Morphology and technical properties of different types of stones
Construction typologies associated with the use: livestock separations and shelters, earth containment, dry stone shelters, livestock dwellings and buildings, waterworks, cylindrical foundations, slab roofs, etc.
Guided tour with a specialist in the subject through an area of great geological interest (the following are represented 35 million years of earth’s history and appear from limestones with tropical fossils to sandstones with remains of the last dinosaurs in Europe), where we can learn to recognise the different types of stone, their nature and formation and discuss their properties in the approach to construction.
In order to offer a more dynamic experience, the practical part of the course will take place in the mornings, leaving the afternoons to deal with theoretical aspects, didactic excursions, discussion and the sharing of practical cases.
Graduate in Earth Sciences from the University of Zaragoza. More than twelve years of experience in geology applied to the restoration of historical-artistic heritage and characterisation of materials for archaeology and construction.
Architect and Builder based in Iscles. Specialised in Bioclimatic Architecture and Bioconstruction, working for years in the restoration and recovery of Vernacular Architecture.
The participation fee for the course is